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SPMT601 - History, Culture, and Social Contexts of Sport


Students in this course will use analytical techniques to examine the theoretical, historical, social, and cultural aspects of sport. For the historical aspect, they will explore sociological issues over the ages from ancient times through to modern times. Students will discuss how sport and human life intermix in relation to cultural aspects. In addition, several issues of the social context will be identified and discussed with an emphasis on the philosophical, physical, religious, and other contemporary topics in sport.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, 11th ed. (custom) (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources using the non-custom ISBN: 9780078022524)
ISBN: 9781308634302
Publication Info: McGraw-Hill
Author: Jay Coakley
Unit Cost: $174.39
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A